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  • What happens if what you want is not in the Library . For Higher degree students only.
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    • 1. Library Resources Tutorial for Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Students Karen Yap Engineering/Computer Science Resource Team, Central Library 4 th February 2009
    • 2. Slides Hidden during Tutorial
      • 2: This List
      • 15-22: More on Engineering Village 2
      • 24: Some Terms Used
      • 27: More on Scopus
      • 29-30 : More on Science Citation Index Expanded
      • 33: Other Indexes for Medicine/Life Sciences
      • 41: Meaning of Numbers in Citation for Journal Article
      • 46: Demo on Getting Materials not in Library
      • 49-50: Demo on LION
      • 52: Writing Guides (Samples from Subject Guide)
    • 3. Objective of Tutorial
      • Help you do your research:
      • Objective of Module CN4118 as taken from IVLE: “.. aims to provide students with training for scientific or technical research . ."
      • This tutorial is designed to help you achieve THE objective
    • 4. Learning Outcomes
      • Be better at doing research:
      • How to analyse your FYP research topic
      • use the best source/s (better than Google Scholar) to look for current information
      • Understand citations in reading list, etc.
      • Know more about Library services
    • 5. Outline
      • Doing research
        • How to analyse your FYP research topic
        • Indexes of current information
      • Demonstrations
        • Using Engineering Village 2
        • LION ( L ibrary I nstruction ON line )
        • How to find full titles of journals from abbreviations
        • Other sources of information e.g. patents
        • Library services: E-Forms
        • Subject guide in Library Portal
      • Understanding citations
    • 6. Research Topic
    • 7. Analyse your FYP Research Topic 2. . Think of alternative term/s for each concept Fluoride: fluorides, fluoridate, fluoridation, fluorine, etc. Water Dental: tooth, teeth 1. Identify concepts Fluoride concentration in water and dental health Concept 1 Concept 3 Concept 2
    • 8. Analyse your FYP Research Topic 3. Formulate your search statement ( fluorid* OR fluorine ) AND water AND (dental OR tooth OR teeth) Fluorid * represents fluoride , fluorides , fluoridate, fluoridation , etc. * is used to truncate/stem the term
    • 9. Boolean Operators
      • OR is used to indicate that either terms may be present
      • AND is used to indicate that both terms must be present
    • 10. More on Search Statement
      • If your search statement retrieves no records
      • E.g. you need articles on membrane reactors , but you cannot find hits
        • Use a broader concept/term like “ Bioreactor* ” instead of specifically “ membrane reactor* ”
        • Read articles and look through references listed at the end of such articles
    • 11. Learning Outcome 1: How to analyse your FYP research topic : Summary
      • Identify concepts
      • Think of alternative term/s for each concept
      • Formulate your search statement using:
        • Boolean Operators
        • * for truncation
      • Search under broader concept if necessary
    • 12. Learning Outcomes
      • Be better at doing research:
      • How to analyse your FYP research topic
      • use the best source/s (better than Google Scholar) to look for current information
      • Understand citations in reading list, etc.
      • Know more about Library services
    • 13. Sources of Information
        • Current
          • Last week
          • Last month
          • Last year
      • Conference papers
      • Journal articles
      • Retrospective
        • Last 10 years
      • Books
      • Theses
    • 14. Main Index for Engineering (General)
      • Engineering Village 2 (EV2)
      • Scans over 8,000 journals, conference proceedings
      • Has over 16 million records
      • Covers over 190 disciplines : includes related fields in science and management
    • 15. Engineering Village 2
      • Provides links to:
        • USPTO
          • Full text patents from USA
        • [email_address]
          • Full text patents from Europe and
          • Patent Cooperation Treaty
        • Scirus
          • scientific research tool
    • 16. Engineering Village 2
      • Five important index databases are: Chimica , CBNB , Compendex , Inspec and NTIS
      • Can be searched individually or together
      • Some, i.e. NOT all have links to full text
      • Updated weekly
      • Database has Search Alert service by email
      • Can email engineer/librarian for help
    • 17. Engineering Village 2
      • Does analysis like
        • No. of articles an author wrote on a particular subject (If an author wrote 10 articles on your subject, befriend him/her)
        • Author affiliation
        • (Useful when you choose university/institution for postgrad studies or employment)
        • No. of articles found in a particular journal/publisher (Useful when you want to publish your work )
    • 18. CBNB: Chemical Business NewsBase (1985- )
      • Indexes articles from 300 core trade journals, newspapers, company newsletters/interim and annual reports, books, market research reports, and press releases
    • 19. Chimica (1970-)
      • Indexes articles from over 600 journals
      • Covers chemistry and chemical engineering , with emphasis on applied and analytical chemistry
    • 20. Compendex (1969-)
      • Indexes articles from over 5,000 journals, papers in conference proceedings, chapters in books, technical papers , etc.
      • Over nine million records
      • Covers topics in the all fields of engineering , as well as related fields in science and management. Over 190 disciplines covered
    • 21. Inspec (1969-)
      • Produced by the Institution of Electrical Engineers
      • Covers physics, electrical engineering , electronics , communications, control engineering, computers and computing, IT , etc.
      • 3,500 journals and 1,500 conference proceedings
      • over eight million records
    • 22. NTIS (National Technical Information Service ) 1899-
      • Database from the U.S. Department of Commerce
      • Over two million records
      • Includes unclassified reports from influential U.S. and international government agencies e.g. NASA, the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Defense
    • 23. Term Used in EV2
      • Controlled Vocabulary
        • Consistent/ standard subject terms used to describe the content of a document.
        • E.g. “ mobile handsets ” for mobile phones, handphones, cell phones, cellular phones
      • Useful : once you find a good hit, look at the standard terms used to find other good hits .
    • 24. Some Terms Used
      • MeSH or Me dical S ubject H eadings [in PubMed]
        • E.g. “Female” for articles on girls, ladies, women
      • CAS Registry Numbers
        • “ IC No.” for chemicals
        • American Chemical Society
        • E.g. Number for fluorine is 7782-41-4
    • 25. Demonstration
      • Engineering Village 2
      DEMO
    • 26. Main Indexes for Science (General)
      • Scopus
      • 29 million records
      • Covers life sciences, physical sciences, engineering, health sciences, social sciences and business
    • 27. More on Scopus
      • Scopus
      • Indexes journals, conference proceedings, trade publications and quality web sources
      • Does citation tracking . A researcher can find out how many times a particular article has been cited
    • 28. Main Indexes for Science (General)
      • Science Citation Index Expanded (via Web of Science), 1980-
      • 150 mainly scientific disciplines
      • Covers about 5,900 high impact research journals
    • 29. More on Science Citation Index Expanded
      • Features included citation index. Provides use of the Analyze too l for search results
      • Allows you to navigate:
        • forward in time using Times Cited to discover the impact a document has had on current research
        • backward in time using References to uncover the research that influenced an author's work
      • Measure the influence of colleagues' or competitors' work
      • Follow the path and direction of today's hottest ideas and concepts
    • 30. More on Science Citation Index Expanded
      • Ranking journals
      • Related records search capability
    • 31. Index for Chemistry
      • SciFinder Scholar (SFS)
        • Chemical Abstracts (1967-) , etc.
        • Has over 19 million records from journal articles and patents
        • More than 35 million chemical substances can be searched by chemical name, chemical structure, CAS Registry Numbers, formula.
        • Offers chemical reaction searching
    • 32. Main Indexes for Medicine/Life Sciences
      • PubMed (1950-)
      • Over 17 million records of journal articles
      • Medical sciences
      • BIOSIS (1926-)
      • 18 million records
      • Covers about 5,500 journals, conference reports, books, and patents
      • Life sciences
    • 33. Other Indexes for Medicine/Life Sciences
      • Zoological Record (1978-)
      • 1.8 million records
      • Covers 5,000 journals, plus book chapters, meetings, etc.
      • Animal biology
      • BioEngineering Abstracts (1993-)
      • Over 163,000 records
      • Covers journals, conference proceeding, directories, and other sources
      • Environmental Sciences and Pollution Management (1967-)
      •   About 1.8 million records
      • Over 6000 journals, meetings, reports, etc.
    • 34. Scopus
      • Scopus covers journals covered by:
        • Science Citation Index Expanded ( SCIE )
        • PubMed
      SCIE PubMed SCOPUS
    • 35. Why SCIE & PubMed when there is Scopus?
      • SCIE’s citation index feature covers over 100 years. Scopus’s covers less than 15 years
      • SCIE is more selective: covers ONLY high impact journals
      • SCIE ranks journals and has other features not found in Scopus
      • PubMed is free
    • 36. Other Sources of Information
      • For patents : SciFinder Scholar and others
      • For standards : various
      • For theses : Proquest Digital Dissertations
      DEMO Subject Guide
    • 37. Learning Outcome 2 Use the best source/s (better than Google Scholar) to look for current information: Summary Proquest Digital Dissertations Theses 4 BSI, etc Standards 3 SciFinder Scholar, etc. Patents 2 Databases like EV2, Scopus Journal articles /conference papers 1 Sources to Check: Form of Current Info
    • 38. Learning Outcomes
      • Be better at doing research:
      • How to analyse your FYP research topic
      • use the best source/s (better than Google Scholar) to look for current information
      • Understand citations in reading list, etc.
      • Know more about Library services
    • 39. Decoding Citations
      • Reference
      • Brown, John 2003. Chemical hazards In Safety in factories , 2 nd ed. 20-30. London : Spon Press.
      • Robinson, Alan. 2004. Effects of thermal forces. Chemical engineering , v 97, no. 1, 2004, p 46-52.
      • Material Type
      Book Chapter Journal article When checking LINC, search by Title , key in words in yellow
    • 40. How to Find Full Title of Journal from its Abbreviation
      • E.g. : MRS Bull
      • Move mouse to E-Resources
      • Choose EJournals
      • scroll down a bit to Useful Links
      • Choose Journal Abbreviations
      • http://www.lib.nus.edu.sg/ecoll/ej/ejabbrev.html
      • Click on third link:
      • Canada Institute for Scientific and Technical Information (CISTI)
        • Key in MRS Bull , click Search
      • Another good link is the sixth link :
      • Institute of Science Information (ISI)
      DEMO
    • 41. Meaning of Numbers in Citation :
      • MRS Bull 32 6 (2007) pp. 87-95
      32 6 (2007) pp. 87-95 32 means volume 32 6 means number or issue 6 pp. 87-95 means pages 87-95
    • 42. Understanding Less Common References
      • Reference
      • US5,719,665. Yamazoe Feb17,1998
      • BS EN ISO 291:2008 Plastics. Standard atmospheres for conditioning and testing
      • Material Type
      US Patent British Standard
      • Check free website at USPTO (US Patent and Trademark Office) Web Patent Databases  
      • Check British Standards Online (database bought by Library)
    • 43. Learning Outcomes
      • Be better at doing research:
      • How to analyse your FYP research topic
      • use the best source/s (better than Google Scholar) to look for current information
      • Understand citations in reading list, etc .
      • Know more about Library services
    • 44. Library Services: Loan Entitlement
      • Materials
      • RBR
      • Main Shelves book
      • Closed Stacks book
      • Bound periodical
      • Closed Stacks periodical
      • Loan Period
      • 2 Hours/Overnight
      • 4 weeks
      • 1 day
      Online renewals : twice 4 TH Year, Honours & Graduate Students : 30 items } }
    • 45. Library Services Via E-Forms
      • Request materials NOT in Library
        • Books
        • Parts of book or journal issue
      • Student advisory service
      DEMO
    • 46. Materials NOT in the Library
        • Via E-Forms after login
      • For books or theses , request the Library to buy
      • For copy of journal article , use Document Delivery Service (limited to three a year for Year 4 students)
        • Requests to be forwarded to Supervisor for approval & then onward to Library
        • requesters will incur charges if they do not collect their requested articles within a month
        • For more information, please email ddslib@nus.edu.sg or call 6516-3472
    • 47. Student Advisory Service Email: [email_address] [email_address]  
    • 48. Other Library Services
      • LION ( Li brary Instruction ON line ) Item 6) How to Search Databases
      • Item 9) EndNote Web
      • Subject Guide
      DEMO
    • 49. LION ( L ibrary I nstruction ON line )
      • Go to library homepage at www.lib.nus.edu.sg
      • Click here
    • 50. LION ( L ibrary I nstruction ON line ) Read before you start doing your research
    • 51. Writing Guides (Samples from Subject Guide)
      • Instructions on format of thesis as given in Research Handbook for Engineering for Masters & PhD students:   http://www.eng2.nus.edu.sg/proj/eeintranet/student/Grad/Handbook_4Jan07.pdf (p. 22-28)
    • 52. Writing Guides (Samples from Subject Guide)
      • Good call numbers to browse:
        • T11 e.g. T11 Lan 2008 Technical communication
        • TA158.5 e.g. TA158.5 Sor 2006 An engineer's practical guide to technical communication
        • PN171 Foo e.g. PN171 Foo.Li 2006 Cite right : a quick guide to citation styles--MLA, APA, Chicago, the sciences, professions, and more
    • 53. Subject Guide
      • Bookmark as a Favourite
        • Section on:
        • Library Instructions & Tips
          • Whole tutorial ( HIDDEN SLIDES ) and more
        • Databases :
          • you can access EV2, etc. from here
          • get help on how to use databases from here
        • Reference sources
          • Research & Citation (writing guides) & more
        • Theses
        • Patents & Standards
    • 54.
      • Library services via E-Forms
      • LION
      • Subject Guide
        • How to find whole tutorial
        • Etc.
      Learning Outcome 4: Learn about Library Services: Summary
    • 55. Thank you All the Bests